Sakiko Okamoto

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End-of-term Bonfire!

Students were excited to wrap-up Fall term with the bonfire!  The beautiful Jomon pottery, created by Grade 8s in their art class were baked in the field today.   While waiting for the pots to warm up, we went on a quick hike in the woods to bring back sticks for the marshmallow roast. S’mores always …

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Habitat for Humanity

Every summer many CIS students go abroad to help people in need and build houses as part of their volunteer work called “Habitat for Humanity”.  The students who went to Indonesia as volunteers  in July had a briefing presentation last week. They gave wonderful presentation to the future participants! We are already looking forward to …

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Volleyball!

Our boys and girls volleyball team have been quite busy with practices and games, home and away. Serving, blocking and smashing! Go Spirit Bears!!! ROAR!!! CISのバレーボールチームは女子男子ともに練習や試合に、忙しい毎日を送っています!GO SPIRIT BEARS!!

Getting ready for… Halloween!

It’s the creepy time of the year, and students are getting ready for the big Halloween event tomorrow! School is getting spookier and spookier each day…!!! Can’t wait to see everyone in their costumes!! 今年もこのシーズンがやってきました!校内のデコレーションも日に日に不気味さを増し、生徒たちも明日のハロウィンイベントに備えています。カービングコンテスト用のカボチャも到着し、明日になるのが楽しみです!  

Diversity Park 2018

On September 29, 27 of our students gathered at Shinjuku Central Park (Chuo Koen) as volunteers for the Diversity Park 2018. CIS students hosted a booth to speak languages around the world! Some students helped out with diversity sports booth, and  head office with the management! It was a cold rainy day, but sure was …

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Back to School!

Welcome back to school! Fall term has started!  New students are welcomed in and are adjusting quickly.  All junior and senior students gathered for the first assembly of the term on Friday to finish off the first week. We’re excited for many upcoming events of the season! 長い夏休みが終わり、フレッシュな気持ちで秋学期がスタートしました。金曜日の放課後には秋学期最初のアッセンブリーが行われ、中高の全生徒が体育館に集まりました。今学期はイベントが盛りだくさんです。勉強もイベントも仲間と一緒に楽しみながら取り組んで行きましょう!

Afterschool and Lunch Break Fun!

Many of our Juniors and Seniors rush to the gym when the class is over to work off their energy and have fun with friends! The gym is always filled with students at lunchtime and afterschool! CISの放課後や昼休みの体育館は、いつも賑やかです!バスケ、バレー、フットサルなど学年を超えてみんな思いっきり体を動かしています!  

Student Council Speech

On Wednesday, all the Jr. and Sr. students gathered in the gym for the student council speech. Four candidates made their speeches for the new president (and vice president) position. Now the school is filled with their posters! 次期生徒会長(および副会長)の立候補者が体育館で中高生に向けて演説を行いました。選挙活動開始です!校内も候補者のポスターが貼られ、盛り上がっています!

Dress Down Friday

Here at Columbia, students wear uniforms to school… except for “dress down” day. Today was our dress down day, students wore their regular clothes to school for a change! Here’s a sneak-peek of their lunch time in the cafeteria 🙂 Most G11 and G12 students were out on their field trips, so the cafeteria had …

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G10 Field Trip to Mt. Takao

The PPL 10 class hiked up Mt. Takao on May 2. The weather was perfect for mountain hiking! Everyone enjoyed the nature and their bento lunches with friends. 5月2日、絶好の山登り日和のお天気の中、10年生が体育の授業で高尾山へ登ってきました! 自然を満喫し、仲間と食べるお弁当は格別でした!